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We miss our students at Buhl Elementary. We are committed to providing information and resources for our families. These resource sites are provided in the "Helpful Links" section of this website. Also, as new resources are available to our TCSS families they will be added to the tcss.net/covid19 website listed above. During this uncertain time we hope you all remain well and we can return to school soon.Dear Families,
Missing school is hard for children and families, and we want to help by sharing engaging and exciting ways to continue learning while you are home from school.
Usborne Books & More offers many free resources, which encourage reading, learning, and fun. These are perfect for independent learning or providing activities that are perfect for collaboration.
Learning Palette Online
Learning Palette online has made this service available to customers FREE for 60 days, for a limited time. There is no need for a credit card or any commitments at a later date.
Learning Palette online is a self-correcting online product, which includes access to 55 titles (35 Math and 20 Reading) for Grades K-5. This is a total of 660 lessons and 7920 questions! The online version mimics the hands-on version of Learning Palette and is aligned to State and National educational standards. Most importantly, it is FUN!
Access Learning Palette online HERE. Simply enter your email address and name and you can begin playing today!
● Free puzzles, cooking activities, and drawing, doodling, and coloring pages
● Perfectly accompany titles from Usborne Publishing
● Find recommended websites that enhance Usborne books
● Listen to pronunciation guides for Usborne Language books
● Download free pictures, puzzles, and quizzes
Teach Your Monster to Read
● Covers everything from letters and sounds to reading full sentences
● Designed in collaboration with learning academics
Kane Miller Books
Games & Coloring Pages
Teacher Tips & Study Guides
● Hands-on activities with our award-winning books from around the world
● Promotes fun and learning
● Word searches, coloring pages, word scrambles, and more!
● The guides are perfect if you already have the book or if you have a copy on the way
We are offering additional ways to find the books your child will love. "Learning Resources by Grade" features 14 books for Pre-K through 8th grade and grades 9+.
Two new categories, "Travel the World with Books" and "Books that Comfort," provide even more ways to Learn from Home.
With Easter right around the corner, we have expanded our “Easter" category to include "Easter Baskets for Infants and Toddlers" and "Easter Baskets for School-Aged Children."Let me know if there are other things I can do to help you during this very unusual time. I am here to help any way I can.JanJan Thayer, Senior Executive LeaderUsborne & Kane Miller Books317-412-4237 - cellWe need help with our literacy mission all across the country! Start your own business for as little as $75!! Contact me for more info. Join “Jan’s Book Nook VIP Group” on Facebook for specials, new titles, and literacy tips!
Kindergarten Registration Information
Starting March 12, 2020, each Alabama household will receive a postcard from the U.S. Census Bureau with instructions for how to complete the census. You may respond in three ways: online, telephone or traditional paper form. Click here for a sample copy of the letter.
Why is this important:
The U.S. Census Bureau conducts a census of the United States every 10 years, going all the way back to 1790. The data collected during the census is used in a variety of ways that affect decisions regarding community services provided to residents and the distribution of more than $675 billion in federal funds to local, state and tribal governments each year. This funding supports local programs for schools, health care, community assistance, infrastructure and other important needs. The census also determines the number of representatives each state will have in Congress.
Introducing the new Anonymous Alerts App
Club Bulldog - Dates for 2019-2020 School Year
First Day for First Semester: August 12, 2019
Last Day for First Semester: December 13, 2019
First Day for Second Semester: January 13, 2020
Last Day for Second Semester: May 15, 2020Buhl Elementary School, Tuscaloosa County Schools; Central High School, Tuscaloosa City Schools; and Hillcrest High School, Tuscaloosa County Schools have been selected as 2018 CLAS Schools of Distinction. Each school was nominated for this award by its respective superintendent. This award recognizes schools that serve as outstanding educational models for other schools in Alabama. These exemplary schools will be recognized at a luncheon February 25, 2019, in Prattville, Alabama at which time, the CLAS Banner School from State School Board District 4 will be announced.
Arrival and Departure
It is very important that your child is at school each day. The bell will ring for all students to go to class at 7:50. Class begins at 8:00 AM and ends at 2:42 PM. Your child is tardy after 7:58 and must be signed in at the office.
Attendance is essential in your child’s education. Please make being on time and staying all day as a top priority!
Children arriving at school before 7:30 AM will be considered part of the Early Morning Program. This program starts at 6:40 AM and lasts until 7:30 AM. The cost is $2.00 per day.
The buses unload at the front of the school, car riders at the back of the school. Drop off and pick up locations for Pre-k will be at the front of the school. Please do not pull up to drop students off until after 7:45. The busses will be unloading from 7:30-7:45. Please, unless your child participates in the Early Morning Program, do not allow your child to come in the front door until 7:30. This is a safety issue. All students go immediately to the cafeteria if they have not eaten breakfast or to the gym for our walking program. Breakfast begins at 7:30 and the children are dismissed to their classrooms at 7:50.
Bus Riders 2:38 PM
Car Riders 2:40 PM
Extended Day 2:42 PM
Please make sure your child and his/her teacher knows how to get home each day. Students will go home based on the information provided on the registration form. If your child needs to go home in a way different from his/her normal routine, we must have a note. We cannot accept telephone calls to make changes to normal afternoon routine. A note or fax must be given to the school. This is a safety issue.
If your child plans to go home with another student, both parents please send a note home informing the teachers of the change in routine.